Posted September 27, 2016

Temple seeks permanent deans for art and law schools

The search for a Tyler School of Art dean resumes while a search launches at the Beasley School of Law. 

The Bell Tower and a bright blue sky with a few white clouds in the background.
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Joseph V. Labolito
Searches are underway for candidates to lead the Tyler School of Art and Beasley School of Law at Temple University.

Temple University has announced that it will continue its search for a permanent dean for the Tyler School of Art and launch a search for a dean of the Beasley School of Law.

Acting President Richard M. Englert has approved the continuation of a search for a permanent dean for the Tyler School of Art. Hester Stinnett, appointed interim dean of Tyler in September 2015, will continue to serve in this capacity as the search continues. School of Media and Communication Dean David Boardman will continue to chair the search. Adjourned during the summer, the search is expected to conclude during this academic year.

Temple will also begin a national search for a new dean of the Beasley School of Law. Gregory N. Mandel was appointed interim dean in July. Mandel succeeded JoAnne Epps, who is now Temple’s provost. Dean Keya Sadeghipour of Temple’s College of Engineering will chair the search.

“I want to thank everyone at Tyler and the Law School for their continued support during the search period, and especially for their unwavering commitment to our students,” Epps said. “I know that the successful candidates at both schools will have the full support of the schools’ faculty and staff. Temple has tremendous momentum right now, and we are fortunate that the faculty, staff and students at these two schools have continued moving forward as the searches progress.”

—Ben Palestino and Brandon Lausch